Arab League Official Lauds Qatar For World Cup Success

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Doha: Secretary-General of the League of Arab States H E Ahmed Aboul Gheit extended congratulations to the State of Qatar, H H the Amir, government
and the people of Qatar for the successful and impressive organisation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

He confirmed that it was an exclusive tournament, in terms of good organisation and generous hospitality.

In his speech delivered before the high level session of the 42nd meeting of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs in Doha, Aboul Gheit stressed that through this success of the tournament, Qatar has proved to the entire world that Arabs have the ability and grit to hold global events and activities at the highest levels.

He noted the efforts undertaken by Minister of Social Development and Family in coordination with the Social Affairs Sector at the League of Arab States to organise this vital Arab event and accomplish it with perfect image, is a new phase in the joint development and social action through focusing on the issues that touch the life of every single citizen.

Also a new support is launched for persons with disabilities who constitute the most important categories that deserve social protection through the initiative of the Secretary-General of Arab League to launch the 2nd Arab Decade for persons with disabilities 2023-2032 that was prepared in partnership with the organisations with regard to persons with disabilities, Aboul Gheit pointed out.

He clarified that in the context of the implementation of the Arab Strategic Framework for the Eradication of Multidimensional Poverty that was ratified by the 4th development Arab summit, the Arab multidimensional poverty report came, after it was prepared in partnership with the specialised UN agencies.

He added that such two topics, if they are implemented in the required form and content, will constitute an important paradigm shift in those two fields.

The Secretary-General of Arab League talked bout the close connection between promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities, and poverty with its various dimensions, pointing out that the cost of caring for a person with disabilities exceeds a percentage that ranges between 32 and 38 percent, compared to the normal person.